Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Amazon S3 - Storage Web Service

Interesting...Amazon has just announced a web service (no customer interface) called Simple Storage Solution. It looks like any data format can be stored at low costs per gigabyte, with no limit to the amount of data stored. Commentators speculate this will be very attractive to developers who haven't adequate storage capacity for their projects. Spotted on tech.memeorandum with links to other discussions.

From Amazon: "Amazon S3 provides a simple web services interface that can be used to store and retrieve any amount of data, at any time, from anywhere on the web. It gives any developer access to the same highly scalable, reliable, fast, inexpensive data storage infrastructure that Amazon uses to run its own global network of web sites. The service aims to maximize benefits of scale and to pass those benefits on to developers."

From the Business Week blog Tech Watch: 'So what's Amazon turning into? "They want to be seen as a platform for Web 2.0 applications," says Schmelzer. That still may take awhile. But it's clearer than ever that Amazon intends to keep pace with the big guns on the Web.'

Amazon S3? Why not WorldCat S3?

1 comment:

Jeffrey Beall said...

Why not WorldCat S3 ? Because Connexion is down all of the time.